When you place your money in your bank account, you more than likely assume it will be safe, but what happens when a bank fails? Bank failures aren’t common, but recently, a few banks have been closed by regulators, including Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).
Account holders are wanting to keep their funds safe. Taking appropriate precautions to protect your money is incredibly important. Here’s what you need to know about making sure your funds are insured.
The FDIC, or Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is a federal agency created by Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system. Standard insurance at a FDIC-insured bank is $250,000 per depositor, per issued bank, for each account ownership category.
You don’t have to purchase this deposit insurance. If you open an account at a FDIC-insured bank, you are automatically covered.
If a bank is unable to meet its deposit obligation, the FDIC will pay insurance to depositors up to the insurance limit ($250,000). This normally happens within a few days of the bank closing either by:
Additionally, as the FDIC sells/collects the assets and settles the debt of the failed bank, depositors with uninsured funds (over the $250,000 limit) may recover a portion of these from the proceeds of the sale. This process could take years.
If you have more than $250,000 in your bank account, you likely want to ensure all of your funds are protected. Spreading your money across several financial institutions is one way to do this, but Panacea makes it easier.
We can help you secure your money on balances up to $125,000,000 per tax ID, for free, using Insured Cash Sweep (ICS). When our bank places funds for you using ICS, your deposit balance is sent from our bank into deposit accounts at other ICS Network banks in amounts below the standard FDIC insurance maximum ($250,000).
This makes your funds eligible for FDIC protection. As a result, you can access FDIC insurance coverage from many institutions while working directly with just us, an institution you already know and trust. Learn more about ICS here.
Whether you have a personal or a business account, or both, we can make sure your money is protected. Learn how to insure your deposits above the $250,000 limit here.
If you are over the FDIC limit at another bank and want to move your funds to a more secure place, we have personal and business checking and savings accounts for all individuals and businesses in all industries. And it’s free to wire money in from another bank!
Take advantage of high savings rates on personal high-yield savings accounts (4.00% APY) and business savings accounts (3.00% APY), while knowing your money is safe. Learn more about our personal and business accounts.
Panacea Financial is a division of Primis, Member FDIC.
Placement of your funds through the ICS service is subject to the terms, conditions, and disclosures set forth in the agreements that you enter into with us, including the ICS Deposit Placement Agreement. Limits and customer eligibility criteria apply. Program withdrawals are limited to six per month when using the ICS savings option. ICS, Insured Cash Sweep, and Bank Safe, Bank Smart are registered service marks of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC.
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